I continued to try gasp for air, but everytime water filled my lungs. My vision became blurred, and then black. I don’t remember what happened after that. I avoided the pool for years, traumatized by everything that happened. Every time I touched water after that, it seemed like I couldn’t breathe like I was drowning all over again.
At this point in my life, I did not know what to do. One of the most loving people in my life was gone. My mom wasn’t even here to help me through the pain. It became the turning point of my life, which did not prevent me from continuing my life and most importantly attending school. I was one of the most dedicated and diligent student in school.
While Maddy is in the YMCA regretting and panicking about getting back into water the thought of her fish help calm her nerves, “It calms me to imagine them swimming in their pH balance environment, the clown loaches looking around near the bottom of the freshwater tank, the Pearl flirting in a stand of bamboo plant. Tonight, for the first time, I'll begin to know what my fish have known all their lives; how to breathe underwater” (3). The reference to water here in order to show the reader how significant water is to the story. Water can be seen as a symbol of flowing, calm, cool, but others can see it as a fear. And since Maddy has seen it as fear the fish help calm those thoughts.
I and at that point i jumped in and tried to pull him out. I'll never forget the struggle i was a really good swimmer but id never tried to carry some one while swimming. At first i tried to carry him from under his arms but it wasn't long b4 i had to come back up for air and immediately going back down. The only thing i could do was just try to push his body to the edge and hope someone could help me get him out. After what seemed hours of struggling i managed to get him out of the pool.
I love swimming except if I see a fish; then I'll be the first person out the water. My best friend Joe tries to help me, but it doesn't work because he loves fish and has three of his own. My heart was thumping so loud you could hear it from a mile away. If I hadn't been sitting down, then I would've fallen over. I had to feed the fish.
Also at this point of the film, a series of questions popped into my mind: Wait, what about my purpose of living? Was there anything that I have done, but regret, so I did something else to redeem myself? I would never have thought of such question until I came across this scene. What made this production so persuading is its closeness to
I nearly drowned when I swam into the deep end of my friends pool , my mother had to jump in and pull me out of the water. Immediately afterwards my parents placed me in swim lessons. I struggled with swimming at first, but I persisted and became a strong swimmer. As my skills improved my parents had me join swim teams where I managed to go to the League Championship. Then I decided to apply my skills to lifeguarding.
The pool of water was like none that I had ever seen before. The sun reflected off its silvery surface in a rainbow of dazzling colours. I dropped a pebble into the pool, expecting to see a multitude of ripples rippling from the point of entry- but the pebble simply disappeared. Curious, I stretched down, extending my finger to touch the metallic surface. The moment I touched the water it sent a feeling of amazement through my nervous system.
I opened my eyes and was blinded by the piercing ray of light pointed into my eyes as I have just woken up shipwrecked and stranded on an island. I try my best to recap what happened and how I got on this island. All I could remember the day before was my mother crying as she held tightly onto my sister and I. Our dad had decided to take us all deep sea fishing that day but sadly we got lost at sea. There was a thunderstorm and the waves were like the size of buildings and were so powerful that they destroyed our boat splitting it into two.